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Ketamine. By: Pat Hanson. Ketamine. Street name: Special K, “K” Chemical name: Ketamine Hydrochloride. Action of Drug. Lower doses of ketamine Dreamy feeling similar to nitrous oxide (laughing gas) Floaty and feel slightly outside of the body Numbness in the extremities .

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By: Pat Hanson

  • Street name: Special K, “K”
  • Chemical name: Ketamine Hydrochloride
action of drug
Action of Drug

Lower doses of ketamine

  • Dreamy feeling similar to nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Floaty and feel slightly outside of the body
  • Numbness in the extremities
action of drug1
Action of Drug

High doses of Ketamine

  • hallucinogenic (trippy) effect
  • Feeling of being far away from your own body
  • K-Hole – similar to a “bad trip” on LSD
history and medical use
History and Medical Use
  • Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1963 to replace PCP
  • It was created to be a human anesthetic
  • Still used as a general anesthetic for children and persons of poor health
  • Ketamine is most commonly used in veteranary medicine
description and schedule rating
Description and Schedule Rating
  • Ketamine is manufactured as a liquid to be injected.
  • The liquid ketamine is also evaporated and cooked in to a powder to be snorted.
schedule rating
Schedule Rating

Ketamine is a Schedule III Drug

Other examples of schedule III Drugs include…

  • PCP
  • DXM
  • Nitric Oxide (Laughing Gas)
physiological effects
Physiological Effects

The physiological effects of Ketamine include…

  • Initial energy rush
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Irregular muscle coordination

Large amounts of Ketamine can cause

  • Anesthesia
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Taken with alcohol can cause vomiting
psychological effects
Psychological Effects

Some psychological effects of Ketamine include…

  • Decreased awareness of general environment
  • sedation
  • dream-like state
  • vivid dreams
  • feelings of invulnerability
  • increased distractibility, disorientation, and subjects are generally uncommunicative.
  • Intense hallucinations
  • impaired thought processes
  • out-of-body experiences
  • changes in perception about body, surroundings, time and sounds.
  • Delirium and hallucinations can be experienced after awakening from anesthesia.
short term side effects
Short Term Side Effects

The Short term Side Effects of Ketamine are…..

  • - Increase in heart rate
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion, disorientation
  • Out-of-body experience
  • Shifts in perception of reality
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Cardiovascular effects, including hypertension and tachycardia
  • Respiratory depression
  • Hyper salivation
  • Pleasant mental and/or body high
long term side effects
Long Term Side Effects

The Long Term Side Effects of Ketamine are….

  • Euphoria
  • Sense of calm and serenity
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Enhanced sense of connection with the world (beings or objects)
  • Distortion or loss of sensory perceptions (common)
  • Open- and closed-eye visuals (common)
  • Dissociation of mind from body
  • Analgesia, numbness
  • Ataxia (loss of motor coordination)
  • Significant change in perception of time
  • Double-vision
youtube videos
YouTube Videos

Person on Ketamine

Effects of Ketamine